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Heavyweight Champion: Jupiter!

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In this activity, patrons explore the concept of gravity and its relationship to weight by weighing themselves on scales modified to represent how much they would weigh on other worlds.

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Add a Tech Twist Required: You will need bathroom scales with dials (not digital)
Hints for uses in your library After exploring the concept behind gravity and weight, invite patrons to test how much they would weigh on other planets but do not make it mandatory for them to participate
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Heavyweight Champion: Jupiter!

Heavyweight Champion: Jupiter!

In this activity, patrons explore the concept of gravity and its relationship to weight by weighing themselves on scales modified to represent how much they would weigh on other worlds.